Yet another copyright extension

Wikimedia Statement on Copyright Changes in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Wikimedia says the latest TPP treaty extends copyright from life + 50 years to life + 70. Because people who have been dead 51 years are apparently very creative.

Although proponents of copyright term extension commonly argue that such restrictive monopoly rights provide an incentive for creators to generate material, economists and legal scholars have found that the benefits of such term extensions accrue overwhelmingly to copyright holding companies rather than to the artists themselves.

The law would also require ISPs to become copyright cops.

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